My hair is happy.
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I’m not a big make-up girl. And the good Lord only knows the last time I had a manicure. But when it comes to my hair, I’m a little freaky. After a color and cut mishap many years ago, I leave all color and cutting to my hair stylist Jennifer G. at To Dye For. She rocks, man. She’s the one who helped my hair recover, and since, I’ve never let another soul touch it. Jennifer, I hope we never have to part. Please don’t ever leave me. Please? Ever.
That said, with exception to a few splurges every now and then, I can pretty much find all of my cosmetic needs at Target or any drugstore. I’m a one stop shopping kind of girl. But a few months back while getting my hair done, Jennifer whipped out a bottle of some new stuff to do her magic. Some good smelling new stuff. Don’t put anything that smells like food on my hair, but fresh, clean, subtle fragrances make me happy.
Immediately I asked about the product. It was a hair care product line called Alterna that they just started carrying. I was sold right away on purchasing some Life Solutions Volumizing Gel Spray as I was out and needed some anyway. Who knew you could buy life’s solutions in a bottle? Who knew.
This volumizing spray is not only fresh smelling, but light and not sticky. And my hair needs as much volumizing as it can get. I already have a large cranium and a giant face, so anything else to balance the bottom half of my body is good with me. It’s all about proportions people.
While checking out that day I purchased the volumizing spray and was handed a scratch and win card for a promotion that was running. I hit the jackpot. With the scratch and win card I won Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Styling Tonic. Life solutions and anti-aging all in the same day? And when I left the house that morning I was just expecting a good hair cut and some pretty highlights.
Actually, from what I understand, the Caviar Anti-Aging line is not just for those advancing in years, but for hair that “has been damaged by life’s daily stresses, environmental factors, chemical services and premature aging.” All that in one bottle and it smells wonderful too.
A few weeks later, my husband and I were in line at Panera for lunch. I heard a sniffing sound nearby. Someone really had an allergy problem. There it is was again. It was my husband. He was standing rather close smelling my hair. And not in a subtle way. Next thing I knew he had his face in the back of my hair and we were in public! In the daytime!
“What is wrong with you?” I said.
“Your hair, it smells so good,” he replied in between sniffs.
“You goofball. We’re in a restaurant and that woman over there is staring,” I retorted.
“But gee, your hair smells terrific,” he snickered.
It smells that good.
Now, while I adore the fragrance, this stuff works too. It’s light and doesn’t make my hair feel like I’ve got a bunch of stuff in it. And according to the bottle, and Alterna’s website, it’s splendiferous for your hair. (That means great.)
It’s not what I consider cheap (over $20 a bottle), but I’ve been using this every day since mid October and still have over half remaining. You do the math. Usually after using a product for a while I’m ready to try something different, but the only new thing I’ll be trying is maybe another one of their products.
Check ’em out here. Your hair will be happy you did. And if you’re in the Greenville, SC area and need a good cut or color, give Jennifer G. at To Dye For a call. She knows her stuff.
Have you discovered any new products you’d like to share? Tell us all about it – I need all the help I can get.
I can’t stand hair products. Hairspray is it for me and it’s gotta be light enough that I can still run my fingers through it. But that’s only because I apparently do not know how to use them. Fact is I’ve bought and tossed a drugstore’s worth of products, hope springing eternal each time I read the back of one of those miracle products. And I DO need volumizing! I lost half of my hair when I had Rachel and only half of that has come back, that’s pretty depressing math right there. I’ve gotta say, this stuff sounds pretty great and your hair always does look good. You won’t mind if I sniff it next time I see you?
I am a creature of habit when it comes to hair products – not only that, I had had the same stylist since I was 5 – yes, that would be 22 years. I really love Unite prodcuts and Loreal professional series (available in salons).
I’m actually having a product crisis. Between my skin (I try not to look anymore!) and my hair it’s quite this issue. But I have a feeling our water treatment plant in my community is not always run up to par and perhaps it’s our water. But this stuff sounds FAB!
i LOVE that he smelled your hair so enthusiastically in public. i might buy this product (even though my hair needs anything BUT volume) for that reason alone. :o)
No, but now you’ve got me wanting to go find a bottle of Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific. One whiff and I’m a teenager again. Love.
My hair is a little on the unmanageable side. Read curly, frizzy, thick. I don’t think there is a product out there that will help me. And my mom was a beautician.
For my hair woes you can read this if you want. http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com/2009/10/hair.html
It’s not pretty. That’s a warning.
I need something that will help regrow hair. I’m losing a bunch on one side – seriously. Trying to not fret about it and make more fall out. LOL
Love that your dh was smelling your hair.